Would private or state lands be taken to create the new park?
No! Under this proposal, park land would be acquired by the public from willing sellers at fair market value only. The focus would be on the large timber and real estate company holdings, which have been changing ownership frequently in recent years. Owners of smaller parcels could keep or sell their property as they choose. Towns and year-round homes would not be part of the park. Private camps now under lease could continue under long-term leases or be acquired from willing sellers. Access to private inholdings would also continue. Baxter State Park would stay under its current state ownership and management. 7. Would crowds and over-development be a problem? Within the proposed park, wildland values would be protected. No new commercial development would be allowed on park land. Crowds would be minimized by spreading visitors over an area much larger than Acadia National Park or Baxter State Park. Outside the MWNP local communities could take advantage of new economic opportunities